It should come as no surprise that the upcoming season will be jam-packed with your favorite dance events, plus a few extra surprises. To kick off the semester, Monica Bill Barnes is back!
New York City choreographer Monica Bill Barnes (Monica Bill Barnes & Company) returns to Brockport for her third weeklong residency with company member Anna Bass. This year, Barnes will be working with eight previously selected undergraduate and graduate students to generate and develop material for her new company piece. Progress of the residency work will be shared publicly during three “Report Sessions” throughout the week. Everyone is encouraged to attend all three of them. On Friday, culminating the residency, master classes will be taught by Barnes and Bass to Dance majors and minors.
Barnes and work group students will share the progress and process of the residency. Report Sessions, composed of showing of the material and Barnes’ talk, will be different each evening. Students are encouraged to attend all three sessions. Each session is scheduled to last up to 1 hour.
Report Session #1: Tuesday, September 4th, Location-TBA, 5:15pm
Report Session #2: Wednesday, September 5th, Rose L. Strasser Studio, 5:15pm
Report Session #3: Thursday, September 6th, Hartwell Theatre, 7:00pm
Additionally, the first ever Rochester Fringe Festival will take place in downtown Rochester September 20-22, featuring many current Brockport Dance students and alumni. See http://rochesterfringe.com for more information.
Concert dates for Brockport are:
DANCE/Strasser October 18-20 at 7:30pm
DANCE/Hartwell November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm, and November 3 at 2pm and 7:30pm
DANSCORE, in a new setting, November 15 and 16 at 7:30 in Strasser Studio, and November 17 at 7:30pm at Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester
New Dancers Showcase November 30 and December 1 at 7:30pm
Dime-A-Dance December 5 and 6 at 7:30pm